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Mark Holden
Mark Holden
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Closte provides managed WordPress hosting on the Google Cloud platform, with a pay-as-you-go pricing model that means you only pay for the resources you use.

Overview

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Closte is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

It’s a familiar story. Closte was created by a team of I.T. professionals who couldn’t find a hosting provider that could meet their needs at a fair price.

The company, based in Cheyenne (Wyoming), has over twenty years’ experience in the I.T. industry, and today it offers managed WordPress cloud hosting products powered by Google Cloud infrastructure and LiteSpeed technologies.

Closte offers a choice of data centers across five continents, and its website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

Closte’s hosting plans could suit everyone from entry-level customers to mid-tier companies and enterprises needing dedicated resources. All its WordPress hosting plans leverage the full power of Google Cloud and LiteSpeed technologies for blazing-fast speeds, improved SEO, and optimal performance.

When you choose Closte as your WordPress hosting provider, you will get:

  • Google Cloud CDN for the world’s fastest content delivery
  • LiteSpeed Cache; the fastest WordPress caching plugin
  • Google’s Brotli compression for lower data usage and faster load times
  • Multiple custom PHP versions
  • SSH/SFTP access for complete hosting control
  • Live website debugging from your local IDE
  • A web-based log viewer
  • DDoS, malware detection, and web application firewall (WAF).
  • Automated incremental backups

Closte’s WP Ultimo website comes with auto-configured basic setup, auto-installation of an SSL certificate, and an increased power quota. The WP-CLI set of command-line tools allows you to manage your WordPress website easily without using a web browser.

One of Closte’s most interesting features is the staging site: a clone of your live website that is hosted temporarily on a Closte subdomain. You can test new features or changes in this secure environment, then apply them to your live site with a single click.

This company offers a 99.95% uptime guarantee backed by an SLA.

Pricing and Support

The pay-as-you-go plans ensure that you pay for only the resources you use, and  Closte’s website can give you an idea of how much you will pay according to the various resources. However, despite promising excellent performance, Closte’s plans are pricey.

You can pay with all major credit cards, and there is a free seven-day trial period so you can try before you buy.

Closte’s sales support can be reached via an online contact form; the technical support team can be contacted via a ticket system. An email address is also available.

I received a response within four hours when I tried the ticket system (from the dashboard):

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Closte also provides a knowledge base (with a FAQ section) and a blog for those seeking self-help.

Bottom line on Closte

If you want managed WordPress hosting with industry-leading performance backed by Google’s future-proof cloud infrastructure, your search could end at Closte.

Closte might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

Google cloud infrastructure and LiteSpeed technologies

  • A pay-as-you-go pricing model
  • 20+ years of experience
  • 7-day free trial period

Cons

  • Only WordPress hosting plans
  • Limited customer support options
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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